San Diego County - Green Building Program (California)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name San Diego County - Green Building Program
Incentive Type Green Building Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Program Administrator County of San Diego
Date added to DSIRE 2004-08-11
Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-26

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


The County of San Diego has a Green Building Incentive Program designed to promote the use of resource efficient construction materials, water conservation and energy efficiency in new and remodeled residential and commercial buildings. As part of the program, the County will waive the fee for the building permit and plan check for a photovoltaic system. In addition, for qualifying resource conservation measures, the County will reduce building permit and plan check fees by 7.5% and grant expedited plan checks, saving approximately 7 - 10 days on the project timeline. To qualify for these conservation incentives, the project must comply with the program requirements for either natural resources conservation, water conservation, or energy conservation

Other rebates and incentives may be available to those building greener and more efficient homes and buildings. For more information, see program website above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Building Division
Department County of San Diego
Division Department of Planning and Land Use
Address 5201 Ruffin Road, Suite B

Place San Diego, California
Zip/Postal Code 92123-1666
Phone (858) 565-5920


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"